Tech heavyweights invite solutions from Nelson locals

IBM and other innovative companies will be in town on September 29

IBM and other innovative companies will be in Nelson on September 29 as part of the B.C. Growth Opportunities Tour (#BCGO).

Aimed at accelerating B.C. business growth, the tour takes businesses looking for tech solutions across the province to interact with local innovators and solution providers.

Following the successful initial tour, Schneider Electric, Streamline Transportation Tech, BCLC, and IBM Canada are returning to #BCGO this fall along with over 27 companies. These companies will be presenting their business challenges to an audience of local innovators who have the opportunity to offer their solutions.

#BCGO Fall 2017 will span six cities across seven weeks. Nelson’s event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Best Western.

“IBM’s partnership with BC Innovation Council helps us fuel innovation that matters to BC business,” said John Longbottom, IBM Canada’s executive for the public sector in British Columbia. “#BCGO is another initiative that does this.

“The level of expertise and collaborative initiative that stems from these tours helps drive the growth of business and industry around the province.”

The tour expects to build on its past success where over 600 business connections were made. Six cross sector deals have closed while another 31 are in discussions. Sibola Mountain Falling and Databox connected at the previous #BCGO in Prince George. They are now working on multiple projects together.

“BCGO is what our province needs to ignite our regional economies. Understanding and solving a market pain (challenge) provides a real business opportunity for the solution provider and potentially allows access to national and global markets,” says Carl Anderson, President and CEO of the BC Innovation Council. “This tour builds ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirt. It’s no surprise how many meaningful connections have been made and market driven solutions produced.”

Registrations can be made at bcic.ca/events/bc-growth-opportunities/.

Just Posted

Nelson firefighter wage negotiations in year six

Firefighting is an essential service, so strikes are illegal

EcoSociety asks city to become 100 per cent renewable

The plan would have Nelson ditch fossil fuels by 2050

Finding support at Community Connect

The 10th annual event offered free services, clothing and food on Saturday

RDCK calls for reversal of Sinixt extinction

The board opposed a land transfer to the Westbank First Nation this week

Nelson city council to update banner policy

Council will revisit the wording of the policy at its December meeting

RDCK holds open house on proposed boat launch

RDCK hosted an open house at Blewett Elementary to discuss plans for a boat launch at Taghum Beach

LVR Bombers volleyball team off to provincials

The senior girls’ squad secured a spot with a win over Trail last week

Winter kicks off in Nelson

Over 30 events are set to celebrate the snowy season

Man pleads guilty to Leafs recycling depot theft

Dezmond Waggoner had been charged with theft over $5,000

BC RCMP hunt for white SUV that rammed cruiser

Kamloops RCMP are looking for a white SUV headed north on the Yellowhead Highway

Most Read